Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India has declined by 9 points in one year

  • As per the Special Bulletin on MMR released by the Registrar General of India, “Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India has declined by 9 points in one year.
  • The ratio has declined from 122 in 2015-17 to 113 in 2016-18 (7.4 % decline).
  • Northern states registered a higher MMR: Assam (215), Bihar (149), Madhya Pradesh (173), Chhattisgarh (159), Odisha (150), Rajasthan (164), Uttar Pradesh (197) and Uttarakhand (99).
  • The southern states registered a lower MMR: Andhra Pradesh (65), Telangana (63), Karnataka (92), Kerala (43), and Tamil Nadu (60).
  • The target 3.1 of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) aims to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 1,00,000 live births.
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births
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